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1 September 2015 Channeled partial Mueller matrix polarimetry
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In prior work,1,2 we introduced methods to treat channeled systems in a way that is similar to Data Reduction Method (DRM), by focusing attention on the Fourier content of the measurement conditions. Introduction of Q enabled us to more readily extract the performance of the system and thereby optimize it to obtain reconstruction with the least noise. The analysis tools developed for that exercise can be expanded to be applicable to partial Mueller Matrix Polarimeters (pMMPs), which were a topic of prior discussion as well. In this treatment, we combine the principles involved in both of those research trajectories and identify a set of channeled pMMP families. As a result, the measurement structure of such systems is completely known and the design of a channeled pMMP intended for any given task becomes a search over a finite set of possibilities, with the additional channel rotation allowing for a more desirable Mueller element mixing.
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Andrey S. Alenin and J. Scott Tyo "Channeled partial Mueller matrix polarimetry", Proc. SPIE 9613, Polarization Science and Remote Sensing VII, 96130M (1 September 2015); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2189087
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